Ontario Seeks Input from the Francophone Community

Published on June 04, 2021

Beasmville - Ontarians are invited to take part in a province-wide online consultation that will help improve access to services in French in the province."Our government wants to engage with Ontarians to identify best approaches and innovative delivery models to promote access to the French-language services that are critical to Francophone communities, including ways to strengthen Ontario's francophone and bilingual workforce," said Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Francophone Affairs.

This consultation seeks input from the general public and a wide range of stakeholders on how to improve access to French-language services. This solution-focused approach will help identify legislative barriers, best practices and innovative delivery models that can strengthen and expand the provision of these services. As part of a broader approach, the consultation will also help the government gather valuable input on how to improve recruitment and retention of Francophone and bilingual personnel, which is vital to the delivery of high-quality services in French.

"As an advocate for the Francophone community across the province in my role as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education, I welcome the online consultation," said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West.

"This is an important effort to engage local French-language communities, including Francophones in Niagara."

The public is invited to take part in the consultation through an online questionnaire available in French and English on the Ontario government's Consultations directory.